Romeo And Juliet Comparison Essay

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Most movies that show stories interpret the tale differently than what is in the original text. This often happens to make the movie more appealing for a mainstream movie audience. Both of these lead to differences in the movies that depict the story. This is apparent in the movie Romeo and Juliet by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 and in Romeo and Juliet by Baz Luhrmann in 1996. In the two movies, the tale of Romeo and Juliet is told so plainly differently from the original story. This is obvious with Tybalt, as he is shown in both movies to be a completely different person when it comes to his personality. Overall, in both movies, Tybalt’s personality is truly shown in his fight with Mercutio.
One of the major differences between all versions of Tybalt is that he shown to be akin to a mobster in the 1996 movie, while he is shown to be a somewhat normal person in the 1968 movie. When Tybalt shows up on the beach in the 1996 movie to talk to Mercutio and his group, he came up to Mercutio with two other Capulets and malignant intentions, he wanted to be belligerent with them, Mercutio demeaned Tybalt by saying when Tybalt showed up “By my heel, I care not” (31). Mercutio refrained from showing any concern that they might be in jeopardy and that their rivals …show more content…

Overall, he was extremely cranky and impatient, as someone would be without coffee or sleep. In the beginning he was calm by walking up and asking “Gentlemen, good den: a word with one of you.” (Zeffirelli, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). He was originally cordial, but as time went on with Mercutio demeaning him, he became extremely angry. Overall, Tybalt was extremely uptight, while at first using the devious facade of being a patient and polite

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